​Sheri Riley: The Value of Being Present

 In Redefining Wealth PODCAST

“Time and attention are the currency of the soul.” – Sheri RIley

In today’s society we are so bombarded with technology and communication that we think our presence is enough.

Just because our bodies are there doesn’t mean that we are. There’s no way that you can build a meaningful relationship if you’re trying to do a conference call, while trying to snap chat, post on Instagram and make the actual people in the room just props.

We need to take the time to step away from everything and engage in the people we are with.

Take the time to focus on them. Learn about their feelings, and what they want. Don’t be afraid to ask what you can do for them. That simple communication can make the world of difference.

Without these relationships we can’t feel fulfilled, so make them count.

On this episode we are joined by Sheri RIley. Sheri is the author of the award winning book, Exponential Living.

Download this episode today to hear deep insights about how you can start making yourself feel complete.

“I never end a meeting without saying ‘How can I be of service to you?’” – Sheri RIley

The Cliff Notes:

Many people have great external lives but still feel empty.
Most people spend 100% of their time on 10% of who they are.
Learned to live 100% of who you are.
So many people set big goals, and don’t realize when they hit them.
When you set your goals, make sure you are achieving the real element of success.
There’s a value in presence, not just being present.
We’re so afraid of really focusing in because we wonder what we will miss.
Relationships have dwindled down to we can mark it off that we met.
In existing relationships, hone in on what the other person wants.
People don’t have a problem with giving, just don’t be a taker.
We confuse work with value.
Work drains you, but maximizing elevates and energizes you.
When you’re always working, opportunities pass you by.
Don’t work just to check things off the list.
You have to filter other people’s opinions when they don’t know your vision.
It’s easy to get caught up in what other people are doing.
Comparison will steal your joy.
Happy is a choice, joy is a lifestyle.
Money comes and goes, know what really matters.

“Relationships are not about being equal, it’s about being reciprocal.” – Sheri Riley


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Latham Thomas: The Necessity of Sacred Space

Sheri Riley: The Value of Being Present

The Power of No Comparison

Lyn Sisson-Talbert: Making Time for You Is Mandatory

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Winner announced on December 21st podcast episode.

  • Denshai Lee

    The episode is when I started to share the podcast with my friends. I would text them “girl, you have to check this out!” Sheri’s quote “Time and attention are the currency of the soul” knocked me out of my business. I have become so much more present in my relationships. Existing relationships with my children, family and friends and because I am dating I really take time to be fully present and listen to the men I meet to see can I be a woman who adds value to his life. In my career as a Fashion Director I have reversed my view on leadership, I know ask my team members what can I do for you and I remind them when the deadlines are approaching to protect their energy. I have Sheri’s book on my Christmas list. Waiting to see if a friend will get it for me before I just leap and order on amazon. Thank you for the space you have created, Sheri is now one of my mentors, thank you Patrice for the introduction.

  • Kimberly_Coleman

    The point that she made about reciprocity in friendships really made me reevaluate my expectations.

  • Cherell Cottrell-Daniels

    This episode ties into “The Power of No Comparison” episode. Focusing on what others are doing can distract you from opportunities and your purpose. It is important to remember that we all have a different journey and that we have to be present in at this moment, so that we don’t miss the lessons along the way.

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